Fungal Disease?

Asked August 8, 2018, 6:58 PM EDT

Could you please tell me what the black slimy patch in my lawn could be and how to treat it. Thanks and regards Gary

Outside United States lawns and turf fungus

3 Responses

Thank you for contacting eXtension. Where is this, geographically? The submission form states only "Outside United States", so it will be helpful to have a more specific location before I forward your question to an expert.

I live in South Yorkshire in the United Kingdom. The patch is about 25cm long and has a liquid efforvessing from the centre.

It doesn't appear to me as a biotic (fungal) issue, rather some fluid (hydrocarbon) that can be assessed by an analytical lab.